I am so excited to share theses shorts with you today! These are the maritime shorts by grainline studio, and they are shorts that are a long time in the making for me. I purchased this pattern over a year ago, immediately cut out the pattern, and then for some reason folded the pattern pieces up and set them aside. Gah, I am so glad I finally sewed these, though!
Let me start by telling you about the fabric. I wish I had taken a before photo, but the fabric for these shorts are from a pair of thrifted capris. I knew that I loved the fabric of the pants I had found and crossed my fingers that there would be enough fabric to cut out the maritime shorts. The fabric is a great bottomweight with a little bit of stretch. I barely could squeeze the maritime shorts out of the thrifted capris. I didn’t have enough to cut out the back pockets, which I actually like the clean look with no pockets in the back.
I sewed these up three weeks ago and literally have worn these every week at lest three times each week. These are crazy comfortable and I think super flattering.
I sewed a size 6, and didn’t make any changes. Next time, though, I’d do a full seat adjustment to give my toosh a little extra room.
Inside the shorts I sewed on a woven tag, and I love this tag! It’s from Dutch Label Shop…a site where I designed and ordered my own labels. The site is so easy to work with and the quality of the label is great!
Pattern: Grainline Studios Maritime Shorts
Fabric: Thrifted Capris that I cut up to use as fabric. They were a bottomweight with slight stretch
Adjustments Next Time: Next time, I’d like to do a full seat adjustment. My waistband in the back dips a bit.
Labels: Dutch Label Shop